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The general philosophy is the universal part of philosophy. It refers to the set of assumptions, opinions, cultures, customs, principles which men or societies have established and set informally way to regulate common thinking, habits and code of life. In this [course_title], you’ll understand the concept of general philosophy including the birth of modern philosophy, the theories from Aristotle to Galileo, introduction to David Hume and many more fascinating topics which are worth exploring.


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Course Credit: University of Oxford

Course Curriculum

1.1 An Introduction to General Philosophy 00:06:00
1.2 The Birth of Modern Philosophy 00:16:00
1.3 From Aristotle to Galileo 00:18:00
1.4 The Birth of the Early Modern Period: From Galileo to Descartes 00:11:00
2.1 Recap of General Philosophy Lecture 1 00:06:00
2.2 Introduction to Thomas Hobbes 00:12:00
2.3 Robert Boyle’s Corpuscularian Theory 00:06:00
2.4 Isaac Newton and Instrumentalism 00:08:00
2.5 Introduction to John Locke 00:12:00
2.6 George Berkeley and Idealism 00:09:00
2.7 Overview: Kant and Modern Science 00:17:00
3.1 Introduction to David Hume 00:20:00
3.2 David Hume: Concluding Remarks 00:11:00
3.3 The Problem of Induction 00:23:00
4.1 Scepticism of the External World 00:09:00
4.2 Possible Answers to Scepticism of the External World 00:09:00
4.3 Introduction to Cartesian Dualism 00:22:00
4.4 Modern Responses to Dualism 00:11:00
5.1 Introduction to Knowledge 00:11:00
5.2 The Traditional Analysis of Knowledge 00:17:00
5.3 Gettier and Other Complications 00:15:00
5.4 Scepticism, Externalism and the Ethics of Belief 00:13:00
6.1 Introduction to Primary and Secondary Qualities 00:15:00
6.2 Problems with Resemblance 00:11:00
6.3 Abstraction and Idealism 00:10:00
6.4 Making Sense of Perception 00:17:00
7.2 Different Concepts of Freedom 00:14:00
7.2 Different Concepts of Freedom 00:14:00
7.3 Hume on Liberty and Necessity 00:10:00
7.4 Making Sense of Free Will and Moral Responsibility 00:10:00
8.1 Introduction to Personal Identity 00:09:00
8.2 John Locke on Personal Identity 00:15:00
8.3 Problems for Locke’s View of Personal Identity 00:10:00
8.4 Persons, Humans and Brains 00:11:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00

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